Constable Care brings safety message to Esperance schools

Safety first: Constable Care performer Hock Edwards with students from Scaddan Primary School. Photo: Supplied.
Safety first: Constable Care performer Hock Edwards with students from Scaddan Primary School. Photo: Supplied.

The award-winning Constable Care program visited several Esperance primary schools in November to deliver important and engaging safety messages to local students.

The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation held free sessions in Esperance Primary School, Esperance Education Support Centre, Nulsen Primary School, Castletown Primary School, Scaddan Primary School, Salmon Gums Primary School and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School.

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation performers Hock Edwards and Trudi Mann used puppetry and theatre to teach students about important topics such as bullying, road safety and internet safety.

Performer Hock Edwards said it was a privilege to be able to bring safety messages to local children.

"We teach such a broad range of safety skills," he said.

"Theatre is engaging and helps children retain these important messages.

"The students have been responding very well."

Exciting visit: Constable Care stops by Esperance Primary School. Photo: Supplied.

Exciting visit: Constable Care stops by Esperance Primary School. Photo: Supplied.

The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation has been keeping WA children safe for 30 years and visits more than 20,000 students living in remote and regional areas across the state.

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation chief executive officer David Gribble said the organisation recognised the importance of delivering safety messages to regional students.

"Regional communities often miss out on city-based programs, but the local kids still experience the same social issues and peer pressures as students in metropolitan areas," he said.

"As a state-wide service we ensure country children don't miss out by scheduling visits to regional and remote areas continually throughout the school year.

"More than 25 per cent of our in-school programs are delivered outside the Perth metro area, in places such as the Kimberley, Pilbara, Goldfields and Great Southern."

Constable Care performances are free to WA schools thanks to a partnership with the WA Police Force.

For more information on Constable Care Child Safety Foundation, or to book a performance at your school, call 9272 0000 or click here.